Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Autumn Kisses Winter

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"

-Robert Browning

Today, Tuesday, is the last full day of autumn for 2005. I wish I could have gone out more and played in the sun. Hopefully by next autumn I will have my pace set, because I missed going out with the camera and drinking in the sun. I love the lighting in October and November especially. When I did get out with the camera, I tried to get the most of it. This picture was taken on a good day, at a pretty little flower stand in San Francisco. There were a few clouds in the sky that caused a waxing and waning effect, I like the challenge that provides me.

Hopefully this next year will bring some good opportunities for trying out different lighting scenarios. I am becoming more picky about my subjects and how much time I set aside to capture the shot. I am working on being more aware of my backgrounds. I am going later this week to do some evening shots, if the weather permits. One good thing about my diagnoses is that it is causing me to stop, take a breath and really think about what I want to accomplish when I go out to take photos, where before I would pick a subject and get a general idea for what I wanted and then hope for the best. I photographed a lot of different subjects this year, and the nice thing about that is that I now know what subjects I enjoy photographing the most. Time for more feedback please...What photography subjects do you think I do best with? And what tips would you like to offer me for taking better photos?

-OndineMonet
"Autumn Kisses Winter"
San Francisco, California
December, 2005
Morning

3 comments:

Karen Funk Blocher said...

That's a wonderful flower picture, but to be honest, I don't like flowers much. I hove your bridges and lighthouses and bodies of water and beaches and galleries and coffee houses and...!

Karen

Phinney said...

I love each and every one of your photos, lovely, and I can't wait to see what creativity the new year brings out in my favorite mermaid!! xoxoxo bunches ~ Phinney

Judith HeartSong said...

I love this picture.... but then I love all your pictures... especially the bridges and lighthouses and such.